city: highland park

cameron’s house

from ferris bueller’s day off posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Cameron lived in this modernist, glass-walled house in Highland Park, Illinois built by architect James Speyer for Ben Rose and his wife in 1953. The pavilion known as the Ben Rose Auto Museum that held Cameron's dad's Ferrari was built by David Haid who, like Speyer, had studied under Mies van der Rohe.

For the movie's finale, they really did crash the Ferrari out the window on a special track that kept the pavilion from being demolished. In 2009, the house was on the market for 1.65 million. No word on whether it sold.

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